We’re hiring a Frontend Developer

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We are looking for a dedicated and reliable Front-end Developer to join our Appricot team. This is a full time position based out of Belgrade. Here is the job description and we’re really looking forward to find the perfect team player to join us:

Responsibilities

  • Development and maintenance of websites built using HTML5 and CSS3 technologies.
  • Development and maintenance of JavaScript/jQuery components.
  • Collaboration with UI/UX Team.

Skills and requirements

  • Advanced knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3.
  • Experience with JavaScript.
  • Basic knowledge of any DSCM system (Git preferred).
  • Able to take the initiative to be productive and efficient.
  • Responsible and goal oriented.

Advantage will be given to candidates with

  • Experience in working with CSS processors (Sass preferred).
  • Experience in working with Foundation, Bootstrap or similar CSS frameworks.
  • Experience in working with jQuery.
  • Experience in working with Node.js.
  • Experience in using build tools like Grunt or Gulp.
  • Experience with other programming languages.
  • Experience in working with Photoshop to prepare graphics for web.
  • Education in IT area.

If you believe this is the right position for you, please send your Cover Letter and Resume (in english or serbian) to jobs@appricot.com.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We’re also looking to hire a web content manager

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We are looking for a Web Content Manager to join our Appricot team. The perfect candidate will be responsible for searching, entering, maintaining and coordinating the web content while making sure it caters to the needs of the target audience.

Responsibilities

  • Using our custom web Content Management System to input, manage and analyse the content.
  • Searching and contacting current and future partners/clients in order to gather information and data crucial to the program; and keeping those data up to date.
  • Maintenance and development of content running on the site.
  • Performing daily checks of the given tasks in the workflow management system; Finishing those tasks on a daily basis.
  • Meeting with account, marketing and design teams to plan and schedule the development of site’s content.
  • Writing weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to Senior Managers. Reporting technical problems to IT support staff.

The Ideal Candidate will

  • Be fluent in English language and have great communication skills.
  • Be an advanced user of Excel.
  • Have an excellent knowledge of HTML in the purpose of editing and modifying codes as well as making sure they are properly embedded.
  • Have an extensive experience at implementing, neatly managing and publishing data via CMS and workflow systems.
  • Have led/taken part in successful projects within website content development.
  • Be able to learn fast, handle new technologies and quickly adapt to company’s new methodologies.
  • Be able to juggle between different tasks and responsibilities.

We are looking for a passionate, dedicated and reliable candidate to join our team. Please send your Cover Letter and Resume (in english or serbian) to jobs@appricot.co if you believe this is the right position for you.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We’re looking for Account Manager

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Appricot is looking for a hands-on, results-oriented individual to join our team, establish and grow our business. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining, strengthening and growing existing partners relationships to ensure that our products and services are driving maximum value.

Responsibilities

  • Create and drive strategy and growth plans for online gaming clients to ensure maximum levels of adoption and satisfaction.
  • Monitor individual partner performance and develop revenue against significant targets.
  • Managing all stages of the sales process.
  • Leading face to face meetings and presentations on the international conferences.
  • Maintain excellent staff, customer and client relations at all times.
  • Represent the business effectively in its commercial relationships with partners.
  • Ability to gather and analyze data to make business decisions.
  • Great organisation, relationship building, communication, planning and prioritization skills, with strong attention to detail.
  • Commitment to providing world class service to valuable customers.
  • Friendly, passionate and expert in all that you do!

The Ideal Candidate will

  • Be a fluent English speaker.
  • Have extensive experience handling accounts and co-ordinating digital campaigns.
  • Have experience in online media sales and negotiations.
  • Have an understanding of HTML, SEO and PPC.
  • Have an understanding of digital domains and their business/revenue models.
  • Have led/taken part in successful projects within commercial sales, client.services/management and business development.
  • Be able to spot new opportunities in the online media space and know how online media can help businesses achieve their goals.
  • Be familiar with affiliate platform tracking.

We are looking for a passionate, dedicated and reliable candidate to join our team. Please send your resume (in english or serbian) to jobs@appricot.co if you believe this is the right position for you.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We Built It, Everybody Loved It And Now We Have to Say Goodbye

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One day last month, our team got together to discuss the final decision to shutdown our Appidemia iphone app. It was a sad day for all of us.

For apps to work you need to make necessary updates and unfortunately our latest one wasn’t approved. This was the response we got from the Appstore:

“Please review your app to evaluate what features you can add to significantly differentiate your app from the App Store, both functionally and visually. Apps that also include filtering, bookmarking, searching, or sharing recommendations are not considered as significantly different from the App Store.”

One previous update was rejected once before, and then, after we appealed to the review board, the app was approved. It was rejected for the same reason. Appidemia is a social app discovery and as such was getting a significant traction and positive feedback from our users, pointing out exactly the features that differentiate us from the Appstore. 

This latest, and absolutely necessary, update was once again kept on hold and then rejected. Without it, app simply couldn’t work properly. The transition from iOS6 to iOS7 was happening rapidly and the majority of our users weren’t able to have a functioning Appidemia app on their iPhones. We had hundreds of thousands of users that had the old version of the app. It was so frustrating. 

Since we started building Appidemia, the Appstore guidelines kept changing constantly, which forced us to make numerous changes in order to follow these rules. We kept changing it so much, to the point that the only possibility was to have something completely different from what we started and wanted to build. We were left with an option to basically make a blog about apps. We didn’t want that. 

It was extremely devastating for our entire team to have to make this decision. We built it, watched it grow, literally every single day we followed the statistics, kept learning about our users, kept discovering new, amazing apps and then, suddenly, everything had to stop. Shutting our baby project down was the toughest decision, but it simply had to be done.

We grew and learned so much trough this whole process and more importantly, we formed an amazing team. This is the best thing we’ll take out of this experience.

We decided to take the high way, think positive and look at this as a reminder to stay true to our vision and continue to build things we love, we believe in.

After we recovered from the initial shock, we decided to shift our focus to a different project we had on hold since we never had the time to develop it next to Appidemia.

We won’t reveal details yet, but everyone is super excited about it and we already started working hard to make it happen. We can tell you for sure it’s not gonna depend on a single platform.

Just this week, we moved into a new office space. Our team has grown since we hired few new people. We are getting to know our new teammates, learning to play ping-pong and working full speed on this new project. You’ll hear more about it when it’s done and we wanna hear your thoughts. Don’t worry, we’ll keep you in the loop. ;)

Appricot Team

We’re looking for a PHP Developer

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Appricot is looking for a team-oriented, skilled PHP Developer to join our established team in Belgrade. This is a full-time position. The ideal candidate will have excellent programing and communication skills, and a solid knowledge of the web applications development.

Minimal qualifications

  • 2+ years experience developing PHP applications.
  • Strong understanding of Object Oriented Programming.
  • Excellent understanding of MySQL.

Preferred qualifications

  • 5+ years experience developing PHP applications.
  • Experience with developing more advance applications (more complex than blogs, CMS or similar).
  • Experience writing tests.
  • Understanding at least one DVCS tool (GIT, HG, BZR…)
  • Experience working with Symfony2 framework.
  • Good understanding of front-end tech (HTML5, CSS, JS…)

Benefits

  • Competitive salaries.
  • Full-time employment.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Paid time off.
  • Technical Equipment.
  • Company dinners & happy hours.
  • Friendly Environment.
  • Much more…

We are looking for a passionate, dedicated and reliable candidate to join our team. Please send your resume (in english or serbian) to jobs@appricot.co if you believe this is the right position for you.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Introducing Appidemia

We are happy to announce our Appidemia app is just born! It is now officially live and available for download in the App Store.

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In case you don’t already know, Appidemia is the Planet of the Apps.

It’s a perfect place for you to share your favorite apps and discover some cool new ones. On Appidemia everyone gets their own virtual iPhone where they can showcase their favorites and also share their thoughts and app recommendations.

You’ll get your personalized feed with your friends’ latest app activity such as which apps they started using, what they’re saying about specific apps etc.

You profile page displays your virtual iPhone that shows the apps you have, and of course, you choose which ones you wish to display or hide. 

Appidemia mimics real life app discovery, because lets face it, somehow friends always have better apps. How many times did you hear “Dude, check out this cool app I just got” or “You haven’t heard about Lumosity?” or “You should definitely download this app, it’s perfect for you” etc. 

Don’t be the last one to find out about Instagram. Step up your app game and be the cool kid on the block, ‘cos no one on the corner has apps like us. ;)

We are so happy and excited to see you on Appidemia, have fun!